Archive for October 7th, 2011

Fall Foliage at State Parks

Friday, October 7th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Historically people associate fall foliage in Texas with Lost Maples State Natural Area.

01— And rightfully so…

Our State Park Guide, Bryan Frazier.

51—It is a unique place. You’ve got the big Sawtooth maple trees that are holdovers from the last ice age. Someone forgot to tell the trees they shouldn’t be there. But they’re there, and they’re there and they’re beautiful and people love it and flock to that park in late October and early November to see that. But one of the overlooked places for fall foliage is NE Texas.

You’ve got places like Lake Bob Sandlin SP, and Daingerfield SP, and Caddo Lake SP and Atlanta SP, Tyler SP, and all these places that have mixed amongst the big pine trees are hardwoods like sweet gum and elm, and ash and they turn and mix with that background of green pine—it’s absolutely beautiful. Not to be overlooked is the NE TX fall foliage trail.

You can actually find that out on our website, and we’ll do the fall foliage reports. And hopefully this year it will be good.

Thanks, Bryan!

We always knew Texas was a colorful place, and the fall foliage in NE TX is simply further proof.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.